The Scottish Highlands


I am a senior researcher and lecturer pursueing theoretical and applied research at the intersection between data science, computational social science and software engineering.

In my theoretical line of research, I develop novel methods to analyze complex relational data from social, technical or biological systems. In a complementary applied line of research, I use these methods to better understand socio-technical systems found in collaborative software engineering, social and information networks, and P2P systems.

I have a background in computer science and mathematics and my interdiscipliary approach combines methods from computer science, statistics, network science, and statistical physics. From my involvement in the design and implementation of the Event Monitoring System of the ATLAS detector at CERN, I also have practical experience in software engineering, as well as in the design of massive-scale, real-time data processing systems.

Since 2011, I enjoy researching and teaching at ETH Zürich at the Chair of Systems Design, headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schweitzer.

In the summer semester 2016, I held a guest professorship in applied informatics at the AIFB Institute at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Since October 2014, I am also a Juniorfellow of the German Informatics Society (GI e.V.).

On this private webpage, you will primarily find information about my academic activities. Being a passionate amateur photographer and astrophotographer in my (sparse) free time, you will also find some of my photographic works in my photographic portfolio.